Woman arrested for theft of nearly $30,000 from Wood Co. HOA

Published: Sep. 25, 2015 at 8:04 PM CDT
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(Source: Wood County Judicial)
(Source: Wood County Judicial)

WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Winnsboro woman was arrested Thursday for theft of property greater than $20,000 after she reportedly stole money that belonged to her homeowners' association.

Letha Anna Thomas, age 48, of Winnsboro, was arrested after an investigation by Sgt. Jacob Richardson. The sheriff's office says that Richardson had been looking into a case in which a representative of the Big Wood Springs Homeowners Association reported that around $30,000 had been stolen from the association's bank accounts.

Richardson identified a suspect, Letha Thomas, and determined that approximately $18,500 was spent by Thomas in the form of checks she wrote. It was discovered that Thomas wrote multiple checks that were not authorized by the association's board of directors. Richardson discovered that the checks were written to Thomas' family members. He also discovered that a credit card had been compromised as well, and around $10,000 was charged on that credit card.

The sheriff's office says that the thefts occurred over a 26-month period. On September 24, Thomas was arrested and booked into the Wood County Jail. She was charged with theft of property more than $20,000 but less than $100,000 . Bond was set at $7,500.

As of Friday afternoon, she was no longer in the Wood County Jail.

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